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read reader ↠ LAtitudes ☆ ¹ johnscyclingdiary ☆ ☀ [PDF / Epub] ★ LAtitudes By Patricia Wakida ✍ – This literary and cartographic exploration of Los Angeles reorients our understanding of the city in highly imaginative ways Illuminated by boldly conceived and aMaligned is reexamined with a sense of pride the city’s freeways for example take the shape of a dove when viewed from midair and pulsate with wailing blues surf rock and brassy bandaInspired by other texts that combine literature and landscape including Rebecca Solnit’s Infinite City this book’s juxtapositions make surprising connections and stir up undercurrents of truth To all those who inhabit love or seek to understand Los Angeles LAtitudes gives meaning and reward An inspired diverse collection of essays about the visible and invisible LA of the past present and future A fascinating read for anyone who calls this vast metropolis of comfort and contradiction their home

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This literary and cartographic exploration of Los Angeles reorients our understanding of the city in highly imaginative ways Illuminated by boldly conceived and artfully rendered maps and infographics nineteen essays by LA’s most exciting writers reveal complex histories and perspectives of a place notorious for superficiality This chorus of voices explores wildly different subjects Cindi Alvitre unveils the indigenous Tongva presence of the Los Angeles Basin Michael Jaime Originally published on AngelesI'm excited to review LAtitudes An Angeleno's Atlas by Patricia Wakida and co in which LA aficionados can find one another through a stream of pages dedicated to uncovering the roots of this place we call homedownloadWith over nineteen different authors from all across the LA spectrum the writing in LAtitudes is highly aware of the multiplicity which makes up The City As Luis Alfaro notes at the outset there is no 'one LA' but over 18 million of themAnd as Anthea Hartig and Josh Sides point out LA is not just in downtown or Hollywood or in the east or south sides but it's in Burbank and Sunland Tujunga and in Sylmar And it's in Inglewood and Hawthorne and the South Bay And it's even in San Pedro and Long Beach and Norwalk and Cerritos The list goes on as 60% of The City is actually outside of The CityOf course anyone browsing through the web can tell you that LA's made up of 88 different communities but what's special about LAtitudes is that you won't just discover the hard facts about the land but also the stories that are attached to itFor example did you know that LA was once little than a string of cattle ranches across a couple of dozen prairies I sure didn't but Teddy Varno's essay makes it a live experienceAnd did you know that LA was attacked one early February morning during World War 2 though not by the Axis powers but by a UFO Yes it sounds like the stuff of movies but Jason Brown's essay places readers right in the middle of the incredible seuence and the ride is unforgettableLAtitudes goes beyond the wild and uirky however and features truly historical work Cindi Alvitre's Coyote Tour describes the Tongva and Yaangna tribes who trailed through the land before the Spanish crown decimated or acculturated their people while Nathan Masters's Gridding the City identifies the true genius of the grid masters who gave The City its 'sprawling' formLaura Pulido's Landscapes of Racial Violence moved me so much that I'll have a separate review for it later and David Ulin's Freeway Jam left me with a vivid image of the beautiful if broken promise of LA's freewaysFrom there it continues Angelenos will get a taste of life in the LA River from Andrew Wilcox's Stalking Carp while historians will be unable to deny the power of the legendary Luis Rodriguez's How Xicans Are the Makeweight of Los Angeles's Past Present and FutureSo what are you waiting for If you want to have some fun with LA in the comfort of home on the couch or underneath the breeze and shade of its palm trees LAtitudes will not let you downIn true LA style the book will refresh the reader's imagination of the metropolis one fantastic intersection at a time For this it gets The LA Storyteller's full approvalJT

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LAtitudesBecerra takes us into the smoky spicy kitchens of a family tauero business in El Monte Steve Graves traces the cowboy and spacemen themed landscapes of the San Fernando Valley Overlooked sites and phenomena become apparent LGBT churches and synagogues a fabled “Cycleway” mustachioed golden carp urban forests lost buildings ugly buildings What has been ignored such as environmental and social injustice is addressed with powerful anger and elegiac sadness and what has been Here are the uestions we discussed at the Reading the Western Landscape Book Club at the Arboretum Library of the Los Angeles County Arboretum Botanic Garden on May 18 2016view spoiler• What was your favorite essay and why• “Naming Los Angeles” Were you surprised by this article Why Why not What did you think of the 2nd person writing approach• “Gridding the City” What was your favorite fact here Why• “Ugly Buildings” Did you believe the author Why Why not• “Freeway Jam” How does the author’s work fit into your view of the LA Freeways• “Coyote Tours” Are you hopeful about a deepening of understanding of the Native American roots in Los Angeles Why Why not• “The Bovid Metropolis” What did you learn about longhorns• “Landscapes of Racial Violence” Was her approach to the issue effective for you as a reader Why Why not• “The Fortifications and Catacombs of the Conuests of Los Angeles” What history did this tell you and why Did the map match• “Emperors of Dust” What happened to Elizabeth Friederich• “Cycleway” Is the author as optimistic as Dennis Crowley and Horace Dobbins• “Woody and Buzz” Do you believe him or was this essay over influenced by internet word searching Why Why not• “Pioneers on the Frontier of Faith” Is the author’s story larger than the LGBT community• “How Xicans Are the Makeweight of Los Angeles’s Past Present and Future” What is the best thing you learned about the Xicana community in Los Angeles in this essay• “Orphans dwarfs strangers and monsters” What level of credibility did you give this author Did it affect your reading of the rest of the book Why Why not• “Stalking Carp” Would you eat the carp in the LA River given the information in this article Why Why not• “Under the Radar and Off the Charts” Did this article change your thinking Why Why not• “The View from the Air” Does this essay fit with the others Why Why not• “Los Angeles is Singing” Do you agree with the author’s premise Why Why not• “Speakeasy Tacos” Does this story differ from the others Why Why not hide spoiler